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Clark, John Bateslocked

(26 January 1847–21 March 1938)
  • Donald Dewey


Clark, John Bates (26 January 1847–21 March 1938), economist, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of John Hezekiah Clark, a merchant of modest prosperity, and Charlotte Huntington. In his early youth his family moved to Minneapolis. Clark returned east in 1865 to attend Brown University and later Amherst College. In 1868 his father’s failing health required him to interrupt his studies to take over the family business (farm machinery) in Minnesota. Following his father’s death, the business was sold and Clark returned to Amherst, from which he graduated in 1872....

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